Methodological Advances in Dea
30 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2003
Date Written: 21 2001 9,
We survey the methodological advances in DEA over the last 25 years and discuss the necessary conditions for a sound empirical application. We hope this survey will contribute to the further dissemination of DEA, the knowledge of its relative strengths and weaknesses, and the tools currently available for exploiting its full potential. Our main points are illustrated by the case of the DEA study used by the regulatory office of the Dutch electricity sector (Dienst Toezicht Elektriciteitswet; Dte) for setting price caps.
Keywords: data envelopment analysis (DEA), efficiency and productivity analysis, methodological advances, electricity distribution
JEL Classification: M, G3, C8
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